Obsessive–compulsive spectrum disorders: still in search of the concept-affirming boundaries

  title={Obsessive–compulsive spectrum disorders: still in search of the concept-affirming boundaries},
  author={Vladan Starcevic and Aleksandar Jan{\vc}a},
  journal={Current Opinion in Psychiatry},
Purpose of review Controversy exists about the diagnostic grouping of obsessive–compulsive spectrum disorders (OCSDs) – conditions that are to some extent related to obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD). This review will re-examine OCSDs in light of the currently available evidence. Recent findings It appears that OCSDs will not constitute a separate nosological group and, if this term is accepted, OCSDs may be grouped together with the anxiety disorders. Much needs to be done to refine the… 
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